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TBE In-Person Guidelines

Thank you for reviewing these guidelines before you attend an in-person event at Temple Beth El.

The Staying Safe in Changing Times task force continues to monitor COVID-19 statistics for Dane County.

As of March 1, 2022: All members and guests age 5 and up who attend in-person worship, classes, programs, and events, and who are eligible to be vaccinated, must show proof of full vaccination. (Students age 5 and up enrolled in our Religious School or Hebrew School who do not show proof of vaccination must continue to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before each in-person session.)

For our purposes, you are considered fully vaccinated if you have: 

  • Received a booster,
  • Received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months, or 
  • Received the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months.

The task force strongly recommends that everyone that is eligible get vaccinated, including receiving the second booster if appropriate as soon as possible.  

Once we have seen your vaccination card in person or electronically (you can present a photo of your record or email it to Stefanie Kushner), we will note your vaccination status in ShulCloud. We will provide a list of all those who are vaccinated to the greeter at the door. We will not store any vaccination records. 

Masks continue to be required at all times when indoors for everyone 2 years old and older. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe and healthy. Additionally:

  • Please be honest about your personal needs and be respectful of the needs and preferences of others in our congregation.
  • Masks should be multilayered surgical masks.
  • When possible, we encourage you to practice social distancing.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within five days after being in person at Temple Beth El, please contact Stefanie Kushner at
  • Stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms.

We are grateful to be moving forward with in-person worship and activities, while continuing to livestream events and worship for those who prefer to join remotely. As always, we will monitor pandemic trends and scientific recommendations as they evolve. Whenever updated guidance is available, we will make appropriate changes, while always prioritizing safety and our Jewish value of pikuach nefesh.

It is Temple Beth El’s policy to have Madison Police Department officers and their squad car present at events that meet the guidelines of the Security Task Force.

May 20, 2022 19 Iyar 5782